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What is the Republicans constitutional argument against the affordable care act?

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Republicans say it is not right (constitutional) to force someone to buy something against their will. They have a point. What if the government decided that everyone MUST buy a gun for their protection. You must buy a gun whether you ever plan to use it, or even believe in having one. And you have to pay a fine if you don't. You need a gun whether you want it or not. See the point?

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That's a philosophical argument, not a constitutional one. The constitution isn't about what's right, it always has been about protecting wealth from democracy.
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How is it okay to force people to buy something or make them pay a fine if they don't? It's not like car insurance where you may injure someone and have to use your insurance to pay for possible injury or damages to someone else's property.

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A conservative Supreme Court said it was constitutional
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"How is it okay to force people to buy something or make them pay a fine if they don't?"
I thought it was silly to make someone pay a fine if they don't have insurance. If they can't afford insurance in the first place, how can they afford it after being fined?
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Forcing someone to pay for something they don't want or pay a fine.

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That there are no constitutional provisions permitting it.

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So forcing people to buy car insurance, drivers license, etc is unconstitutional?

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I would say those things are constitutional because if you choose to buy a car, there are responsibilities that come with buying the car. I do think it wouldn't be constitutional for the government to force you to buy a car. Even if you don't drive.
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Do u think at some points in your lif
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Do you think at some point in your life u may get sick and need medical care
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Agree new guy. It's not like you can choose to never get sick
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Buying things like car insurance, etc. are not regulated at the federal level. States have the authority to regulate car registration, insurance and such . Apples and oranges comparison .
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Federal, state -- why should it matter?
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Government requirement is government requirement, doesn't matter where it comes from
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Original question was in reference to a federal situation. State governments register cars as a way to generate revenue, track down law breakers, trace ownership of vehicles and such. Mandatory car insurance has always been a sticky issue, but if I get hit by someone, I definitely would prefer that they are insured as opposed to not. Since these items are not specifically addressed in the Constitution, they are , by default, powers of the state and therefore are not unconstitutional!
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And I would prefer people have health insurance instead of us footing the bill for countless emergency room visits.
I get what you're saying, I just don't see tons of difference.
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It has been deemed constitutional by the supreme court and it is the law. The republicans don't want it to get funded so they can try to stop it . The senate won't go for that though and even if they did the President would veto it.

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Major job killer. Even the unions are against it now. Look at how many people who had jobs have been let go or forced into part time jobs because employers cant afford all the added expenses. How can you buy anything if you dont have a job? This is dictatorship. Some are getting waivers and some are exempt. How is that anything but discrimination? If its so good, why aren't the feds included? Keeping a person on a plan till they are 26? You are an adult at age 18. Stupid people bought into this unaffordable lack of care bill. And its the biggest $bill of all! Its bs!

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